Archive for the "Baja Fall 2009" Category

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Living In A Dream by Hayley Scheck

Posted on December 18th, 2009 by natalie


The only drawback on having to blog on the last day of Baja is that I can’t pick what to write about! So much has happened in so little time! From Spanish lessons in the hotel to snorkeling with sea lions, we’ve had a very full two weeks. Yesterday we got back from a 4-day […]

Fear? What Fear? by Lauren Reis

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by natalie

When I was younger I was really afraid of the ocean. I never wanted to go in, but when I did go in, I would only go in up to my knees.  My fear of the ocean was because of one reason and one reason only, all the animals in it!  Well, four days ago […]

Operating on Mexican Time – by Darren

Posted on December 13th, 2009 by natalie

“How long until we arrive?” “Five Mexican minutes!” One may initially think it may be a way of judging time, but it is actually a difference in mindset.  In the US we are used to knowing the time, having to be somewhere, and having a full schedule.   Here, from what we have experienced, things are […]

Journey on the Sea of Cortez by TJ Jones

Posted on December 12th, 2009 by natalie

It is our second day on our sea kayaking journey, and it has been successful so far! Yesterday was really fun; we got to go snorkeling in a huge sea lion community, which was amazing. There was a diverse population of sea life in the warm waters next to the small rock island that made […]

Our Amazing Hike to the Sierra de la Laguna by Jenna Ranson

Posted on December 11th, 2009 by natalie

December 9th, 2009 – I woke up this morning and looked out my tent. Seeing the light from the sun shining through the trees I thought “Today will be an excellent day for a wonderful hike!” Everyone woke up with big smiles on their faces, no longer tired and sore from the hike the day […]

Much to do About Trash by Daniel Pyle

Posted on December 10th, 2009 by natalie

At first glance, the countryside of Baja California is nothing but flat desert with an army of small shrubs penetrated by Cardones cactus. However, inland it turns out to be much, much, more.  Down near where the peninsula ends is a very small mountain range not very long and not very high. But from a […]

Sierra de la Laguna Rancheros by Ryan Richardson

Posted on December 9th, 2009 by natalie

I got to go on my first horse pack trip in Colorado this fall and I was excited to know that in Baja we were going to do a backpacking trip up into the Sierra with horse and mule support. To truly understand the culture and life here in Baja one needs to dig down […]

Catching the Wave by Jess Lewis

Posted on December 9th, 2009 by natalie

Despite some similarities, I’ve been learning that surfing and snowboarding are really nothing alike. Having a wave come roaring at me like a freight train with an attitude is just not the same as deciding it’s time to stand up and make my way down a pleasant, snow covered slope. Think about this:  I did […]

Ocean Sleep By Shawnee Maracle

Posted on December 7th, 2009 by natalie

Today I woke up to the sound of waves crashing. That’s also the sound I fell asleep to the night before. I could see myself living here, not in some huge luxury time-share house though. Probably something closer to what a local would live in. The same weather more or less and the same food […]

Wow! A week at the Link school………..

Posted on December 7th, 2009 by natalie

Today is December seventh.  Last Monday I was wearing a parka and braving the icy slopes of Colorado as I learned to snow board. Later that Friday I found myself being jostled by the waves of the surprisingly warm Pacific as I began a surfing lesson just outside of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur.  It […]